Howard Hughes

1905 - 1976

Howard Hughes

Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, engineer, film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world. He first became prominent as a film producer, and then as an influential figure in the aviation industry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard Hughes has received more than 16,248,833 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Howard Hughes ranks 1 out of 481After him are Oskar Schindler, George Soros, Pierre de Coubertin, Cecil Rhodes, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Ingvar Kamprad, John D. Rockefeller, Sepp Blatter, Aristotle Onassis, and Vince McMahon.

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Among people born in 1905, Howard Hughes ranks 2Before him is Jean-Paul Sartre. After him are Ayn Rand, Albert Speer, Christian Dior, Simo Häyhä, Elias Canetti, Viktor Frankl, Henry Fonda, Dag Hammarskjöld, Greta Garbo, and Carl David Anderson. Among people deceased in 1976, Howard Hughes ranks 4Before him are Mao Zedong, Agatha Christie, and Martin Heidegger. After him are Werner Heisenberg, Alvar Aalto, Luchino Visconti, Max Ernst, Zhou Enlai, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, and Jean Gabin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Howard Hughes ranks 32 out of 12,171Before him are Walt Disney (1901), Michael Jackson (1958), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Cher (1946), Henry Ford (1863), and Clint Eastwood (1930). After him are Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Al Pacino (1940), Marlon Brando (1924), Janis Joplin (1943), and John Wilkes Booth (1838).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Howard Hughes ranks 1After him are Warren Buffett (1930), Bill Gates (1955), John D. Rockefeller (1839), Vince McMahon (1945), David Rockefeller (1915), P. T. Barnum (1810), Colonel Sanders (1890), J. Paul Getty (1892), Ray Kroc (1902), Tim Cook (1960), and Hugh Hefner (1926).

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